Irwan Junaidy or Rogue has a passion for telling stories and building make-believe worlds, particularly those that are inspired by the people, arts and cultures of SouthEast Asia.
He graduated from the United Kingdom with a degree and a postgraduate diploma in architecture. During his studies, he won student competitions and his architectural designs were exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
He is the co-founder of The R&D Studio, an award-winning content development studio based in Malaysia. Since its inception in 2011, the studio has more than 100 IPs in its library in various stages of development and production across different formats and genres for film, television and the internet. In 2018, The R&D Studio produced the live action TV series WIZARDS OF WARNA WALK – the first long-form TV series produced by Disney in Southeast Asia.
Rogue’s directorial debut, BATIK GIRL is a 2D animated short film that went on a successful festival circuit and won international acclaim.